Capital Region: Bed Bugs are here
Bed bug infestations have been on the rise in the Capital District for a decade. As the number of bed bug infestation grows in the Capital District, Regan Pest Services is getting more requests for service to eliminate bed bugs.
Regan Pest Services will eliminate bed bugs from your home or office in three easy steps:
At Regan Pest Services a bed bug trained inspector will perform a thorough inspection, searching for all signs of bed bug activity. Signs of bed bug activity will include finding live bed bugs, blood spotting on sheets or mattress and box spring, and the presence of their empty molted exoskeletons. Bed bugs can be quite difficult to control. If bed bugs and/or evidence are present, Regan Pest Services will recommend a thorough treatment and elimination plan to remove bed bugs quickly and efficiently from your premises. It is important to address bed bugs quickly since bed bugs multiply rapidly.
Bed Bug Control:
At Regan Pest Services, we find the most effective treatment against bed bugs includes education and prep work that is coupled with professional elimination treatment. Our bed bug specialist will take the time with each and every customer to provide prevention tips, so once bed bugs are eliminated from your premises, you can utilize precautionary measures from reintroducing them again.
Regan Pest Services offers preparatory steps “prep work” that needs to be completed prior to our arrival and service. By following these few simple steps, our bed bug specialist will be able to perform the most effective service. If you are unable to do the prep work yourself, our bed bug specialist can do the prep work for you for a separate fee.
At the time of your bed bug treatment, our bed bug specialist will treat the mattress, box spring, headboard, footboard, perimeter of the bed, night stands and dressers. When addressing bed bugs, it is very important to pay attention to details, as these insects are small, cryptic and can harbor in numbers areas.
Regan Pest Services will place a warranty on all of our bed bug elimination treatment so you can gain peace of mind and go back to sleeping sound at night.
What Are Bed Bugs?
The bed bug (Cimex Lectularius), which is the most common bed bug prefers to feed on human blood. Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flattened and oval in shape and no bigger than an apple seed at their largest stage. They have a banded appearance due to segmented abdomens. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in color and become browner as they moult and reach maturity. Bed bugs use pheromones and kairomones to communicate regarding nesting locations, feeding and reproduction.
Is My House Safe From Bed Bugs?
Bed bug infestations can be found anywhere, including single family homes, multi-unit dwellings, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, office spaces and retail stores just to name a few. Bed bugs are hitch hikers and can catch a ride by hiding in suit cases and attaching themselves to clothing and furniture. So needless to say, bed bugs do not discriminate and can be found anywhere there is a food supply.
Bed Bug Prevention Tips:
- Closely inspect second hand furniture and other items that could be harboring bed bugs before bringing them into your home or office.
- When traveling keep your luggage on a luggage rack away from the bed and walls.
- Inspect your luggage carefully when you pack and once you return home. Keep it off the bed and store it in a closet away from your bedroom.
- As soon as you get home from a trip, place your clothing that was in your luggage in the dryer on the highest setting for at least 20 minutes.
My experience with Regan Pest was too notch from beginning to end. I was able to reach someone right away by phone and they listened to my concerns and addressed every one. They were able to meet and beat competitor pricing. They called to advise me they were running a lite late which was greatly appreciated. They came in and did an assessment of my home and explained everything I was so happy with the service and recommended to all my friends."
- Pauline Z. 8/23/2014